What is Desensitization & Counterconditioning

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(Updated 2020) How To Desensitize And Countercondition A Dog (5 Easy Steps) Introduce a fear evoking stimulus in a controlled environment at a very low amplitude and/or proximity Pair that stimulus with a very high food reward Do this for several iterations until you see your dog’s emotion change, from unsure/concerned to happy/excited when hearing, […]

Fireworks and Dogs

Scared Dogs and Fireworks

Fireworks And Dogs Fear (Updated 2020) In my behavior and training sessions, I see many dog separation anxiety, fear, and phobia cases where loud noises and inanimate objects are high on the list of scary stimuli. Natural disasters, earthquakes, thunderstorms, hurricanes, tornadoes, fireworks, and loud noises are disconcerting for most dogs. Many dog breeders don’t, but […]

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